ARTIST: Alana Read with one of her works.
ARTIST: Alana Read with one of her works.

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Dementia Support

DEMENTIA Australia is holding carer support group meetings every third Tuesday of the month from 10am-noon at the community centre, 80 John St. Take time out for yourself and have a free morning tea, hand massage and reiki session. If you care for a family member or friend who has dementia, you are welcome. Inquiries 49281926.

Emu Park Markets

COME to the Emu Park Markets on Sunday, February 18, from 8am-noon at Bell Park, Emu Park. More than 100 stalls, live entertainment.

Yeppoon Seniors

YEPPOON Senior Citizens group's first meeting for the year will be held at Yeppoon Town Hall on Thursday, February 15, at 10am. All welcome.

Correction - bonsai group meeting venue

THE information in last week's issue was incorrect. Please take note of the new venue at 26 Macaulay Way, Pacific Heights. Inquiries 49391232. Please bring a chair, cup, small plate to share, and a project to work on if you wish.

Country music club

KEPPEL Coast Country Music Club offers fortnightly functions, great music and dancing. Licensed bar, burgers and dessert, money board, raffle and members' draw. New artists and new members welcome. Located at 61 Millroy Dr, Yeppoon. Upcoming functions: February 24, March 10 and 24.Inquiries 0418725318.

Parkrun Yeppoon

FREE 5km timed run every Saturday 7am at Pineapple Rail Trail, Braithwaite St, Yeppoon. Register at

Roller Derby

YEPPOON Roller Derby is inviting new members to come along and enjoy a fun way of getting fit for people aged 10 years and older. We train Mondays and Wednesdays at the basketball courts, Cordingly St, Yeppoon. Inquiries 0427028933.

Emu Park Line Dancers

EMU Park Line Dancers meet at Emu Park Community Hall, Hill St, Emu Park, on Tuesday 9am-10am for beginners and 10am-11.30 for improvers/intermediates, and Thursday 9am-11.30 for improvers/intermediates. New beginners always welcome. Inquiries Mary 0400287998 or

Emu Park RSL

EMU Park RSL holds a hoy morning at the RSL on the third Friday of each month starting at 10am. Great prizes, entry $10, two cards and morning tea included.

Steady Steps

STEADY Steps Emu Park holds a falls prevention morning on Wednesdays 10-11am. Registration $5, class $3. Phone Marilyn 0413909322.

Multicultural Society

COMMUNITY Action for a Multicultural Society Program. Social connectedness program for CALD individuals. Social monthly culturally themed event held every third Saturday 12.30-2.30pm at the community centre, 80 John St, Yeppoon. Phone Theresa Stanke on 0401623706.

Capricorn literacy

CAPRICORN Community Literacy is in the garage at the community centre in John St, Yeppoon. Sessions are every Tuesday 1-4pm (except school holidays). CCL is a free service run by volunteer tutors for anyone wanting to improve their reading, writing, spelling, listening or speaking skills. Migrants welcome. Contact the group via the Capricorn Community Literacy Facebook page or phone the Reading Writing Hotline on 1300655506.

Hospital bingo

KEPPEL Bay Sailing Club bingo is held on Wednesdays for Yeppoon Hospital, eyes down at 9.30am, and Krackers bingo, eyes down 7.30pm.

Coastguard Bingo

FREE loyalty draws, five jackpots, special jackpots, lucky door prizes, instant bingo tickets and raffles. Coastguard Keppel Sands is Tuesdays at Krackers, eyes down 9.30am. Coastguard Yeppoon Thursdays at Spinnaker, eyes down at 9am.

Start Sailing for teens and adults

KEPPEL Bay Sailing Club is having Start Sailing for teens and adults on February 24-25 from 9am-4pm. Learn the fundamental skills of sailing and be introduced to the fun of dinghy sailing in a safe and supportive environment. RSVPs essential to 49399542 or

Free yoga

FREE yoga and meditation workshop every Sunday from 5-6pm at Yeppoon Community Centre, Room A, 80 John St. Phone Sanjay 0433962187.

Tennis starts

YEPPOON Tennis Club is looking for players for the Tuesday night tennis fixtures beginning at 7.30pm and finishing about 9pm. Those who may not be able to play on Tuesday but still want to play can phone Stephen on 0407760236 as social tennis is played every day except Sunday.

Emu Park Men's Shed

A MONTHLY ordinary meeting is held at 48 Hartley St on the first Tuesday of each month at 9am. Social gatherings with guest speaker are on the third Tuesday of each month from 9am. The shed is open for work projects every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-noon. Morning tea is available each day the shed is open. Cost is $2 a person for bottomless cup. Phone Ross on 49387001 or 0448695354, Bill 49387669 or Don 49388291 or 0418716365.

QCWA Yeppoon craft

THE QCWA Yeppoon branch now meets in the garage at the community centre in John St on Fridays from 9am-noon for craft. Phone president Joyce Hinton on 49397985.

Ladies' friendship

THE Keppel Bay ladies' friendship group meets on Wednesdays from 10am at the Waterline restaurant at Keppel Bay Marina. Phone 0417396446.

Camera Club

KEPPEL Coast Camera Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Community Development Centre from 7pm. Phone Kevin Vins on 0413636548.

Evoke Yoga

EVOKE Yoga classes with Shelly McArdle, free beach restoration and yoga sessions on the second Sunday of each month at Bluff Point National Park. Visit the Evoke Yoga Facebook page or phone 0400707972.

Belly dancing classes

SHA'WAZA Dance Troupe invites you to join its exciting 'Shimmylicious' fusion dance classes, which are held every Thursday at the Capricorn Coast Mallet Sports Club, 24 Bowls St, Yeppoon. Beginners class at 6.30pm and Beyond Beginners 7.30pm. Inquiries to Janelle 0477414 299.

Learn to sail

THE Sailing School at Capricornia Cruising Yacht Club offers introductory crew training courses and more advanced helming and skipper courses. Accredited courses are delivered by a qualified instructor and are 12 hours on the water of Keppel Bay, sailing on the Bendigo Bank training yacht. Courses for beginners or those wanting to upgrade sailing skills. Community members and corporate groups are welcome. Phone 0438216187 or visit the yacht club at Rosslyn Bay.

Play bridge

JOIN us in the stimulating game of bridge at the Masonic Hall, Barmaryee Rd. Sessions are played on Mondays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 9am and Fridays at 9am. Phone Lesley 49398161 or Jayne 49336819.

Bridge lessons

The Yeppoon Bridge Club is offering bridge lessons for beginners keen to learn the fascinating game of bridge. When we have sufficient numbers, we will set a date for commencement. Inquiries to Jayne 0407243939.

Defence Community

THE CQ Defence Community is calling on all serving and ex-service families in the central Queensland area. It's a local group focussing on the needs of our veterans, servicemen and their families. They are gathering interest for weekly/monthly family get-togethers. Find them on Facebook, at Central Queensland Defence Community Group Prevention, through Connection or phone Ned on 0438652144 or Jaimey on 0434671365.

Access Group

THE bi-monthly meeting of the Capricorn Coast Community Access Group will be held in the meeting room at Capricorn Coast Hospital on the first Friday of every second month from 9.30am.

Exercise class

WEEKLY small-group exercise specific to the needs and goals of those with Parkinson's. Activate Health has a professional exercise physiologist running classes suitable for all levels of ability and disability. Fully equipped, air-conditioned exercise therapy practice. Thursdays 11am-noon, $12 each. Bookings essential. Phone 49395696.

Masonic Lodge

YEPPOON Masonic Lodge meets on the second Saturday of each month. All Freemasons welcome. RAC and OES also meet in Yeppoon. New members welcome. Phone 49395615 or 49391131.

Silk-screen workshop

A PAINT and silk-screening workshop will be held every Saturday for the rest of the year in the garage at the community centre in John St, Yeppoon, from 8.30am-noon. Bring a blank t-shirt, tea towels, tablecloths, canvas, paints, pencils or anything handy for painting.

Messy Church

MESSY Church invites you to join in on the second Sunday of every month at St Andrew's Uniting Church in Lorikeet Ave, Yeppoon, from 4-6pm. Inquiries to the church 9am-noon, Monday to Friday. Phone 49395681.

Mah jong

THE Emu Park All Sorts Mah Jong Group meets at the Emu Park RSL Hall. Arrive 12.45pm for a 1pm start. New players and beginners are welcome. Phone Daphne Thomson on 49396474.

Ice support group

ICESUP support/self-help group, known as ICE Affecting Families Capricorn Coast, is for people trying to deal with a family member affected by ice. The group meets every second Thursday at 6.30pm at the community centre in John St. Its mission statement is to help others, we must first help ourselves. Email icesupcap or find them on Facebook.

Free legal advice

CENTRAL Queensland Community Legal Centre provides free legal advice in a diverse range of areas at outreach clinics at the courthouse in Yeppoon on the first Monday of every month (excluding public holidays) from 9am-noon. Appointments preferred but walk-in appointments are accepted subject to availability. If you are struggling with your legal problem and live in Yeppoon, you are strongly encouraged to attend one of the free clinic days at the Yeppoon Courthouse. Book an appointment on 49221200.

Creative Craft Club

COME along and unleash your creativity with paper craft. Card making, scrapbooking, off the page, altered projects and canvas. Free adult crafting activities are held fortnightly on Wednesdays at 5.30pm. Beginners welcome. Kids' crafting class sessions on weekends and during school holidays. Categories for children and adults. Bookings essential at Club Estate, Yeppoon. Phone Toni on 0450831413.

Emu Park tennis

VICTORY Tennis Club plays mixed social tennis on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at the Bell Park court from 7.30am. New players are welcome and low playing fees apply. Phone June on 49337314 or Andrew on 49396489.

Emu Park Probus

EMU Park Probus club allows retirees to keep their minds active, expand their interests and enjoy the fellowship of new friends. It meets at 10am on the second Thursday of each month at Emu Park Bowls Club, with a guest speaker on topics of mutual and stimulating interest. Outings and activities are arranged each month. Visitors and new members are most welcome. Phone Ty on 0427596463.

Painting group

A PAINTING group will be held every Saturday afternoon at the garage in the community centre on John St, 1-4pm.

Cap Coast Outriggers

JOIN the Cap Coast Outriggers for a paddle from Lammermoor Beach on Saturdays at 6am. No canoe experience required, all ages welcome, no cost. Inquiries to 0458504553.

Indoor bowls

INDOOR bowls is held in the club's hall within the Yeppoon Showgrounds. On Wednesdays at 9.15am, and Fridays and Sundays at 1.15pm. Cost per playing day is $3 per person. This includes morning or afternoon tea. Ages 12-99 years. Coaching provided if required. Flat-soled shoes are required. Inquiries to 49337362 or phone the club on playing days on 49302518.

Al Anon Yeppoon

A FELLOWSHIP that offers strength and hope for families and friends of problem drinkers. Cap Coast family group meets Friday from noon at the garage at the community centre, 80 John St, Yeppoon. Inquiries are confidential, phone 1300252666.

Inner Wheel for women

WOMEN who want to make a difference in their community are invited to join Inner Wheel Australia, part of one of the largest women's voluntary service organisations in the world. They are women working together to make a difference. They are calling out to dynamic women across the Capricorn Coast to join them. Phone Glenda on 0417<TH>362<TH>436 or Margaret on 0419<TH>722<TH>512.

Keppel Coast Girl Guides

GIRL Guides is the world's largest women's organisation. Girls learn skills, gain leadership qualities, make new friends, go hiking and camping, cook indoors and outdoors, and have fun. Units catering for girls aged five to 18 meet in Yeppoon and Emu Park. Leaders also needed. Inquiries phone Amanda 0417721391.

Emu Park QCWA

THE CWA groups at Emu Park offer a variety of handicrafts, patchwork, card making, braiding, embroidery, crocheting and sewing skills to be shared. Ladies, bring your project and meet for fun, friendship and morning tea on Tuesday and Thursday every week, 9-11.30am, CWA Hall, 11 Hill St, Emu Park. $3 includes morning tea. Phone 0457332 803.

Cat and kitten fostering

LOCAL cat rescue charity Four Paws Adoption and Education Inc is in need of foster carers for abandoned cats and kittens that it takes into care and re-homes by adoption. For further information, visit, phone 0478032910 or email

Ukulele movement

THE Yeppoon Ukulele Movement meets at the Community Development Centre, 80 John St, on the second Wednesday of each month, 7-9pm, upstairs in Room A/B, and on the second and fourth Sunday of each month, 3-5pm, in the garage at the community centre.

Keppel Bay Toastmasters Club

DO you want to become a confident speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You'll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

We meet on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of each month at Keppel Bay Sailing Club clubhouse, Inquiries to Melanie Wood on 0438464044. 

Diabetes support

THE Capricorn Coast Type 2 Diabetes Support Group is for people who have diabetes and their carers/supporters. It meets on the second Saturday of the month (February to November) at Capricorn Coast Hospital and Health Services at 8 Hoskin Dr, Yeppoon, in the community health rooms, 10-11am. Phone Lisa White 0417537408 or Helen Sutcliffe 0408190387 for more or like the group on Facebook.

Cooee Bay bingo

BINGO is held at the Cooee Bay Hall on Thursdays from 6.30pm for ticket purchase, 7pm eyes down. Four jackpots - progressive bingo: $100 grey, yellow, green; $400 pink plus novelty game to kick off the evening national bingo. $50 in 50 calls or monetary consolation applies. And at half-time a little get six, a novelty game followed by numbers calling for bingo books of six plus instant win tickets available for $1. Free loyalty draw, tea and coffee. Drinks, snacks available. Phone 0429391836.

Community choir

KEPPEL Bay Community Choir is a group who sings and brings entertainment to local retirement homes and seniors' respite centres on the Coast. New members welcome. Rehearsals Mondays in Richard St, Emu Park, 7-9pm. Phone 49396264 or 0436141040.

U3A Capricorn Coast

RETIRED, more than 55 years old, fit or fragile, physically active or ageing disgracefully?

It's important to keep our brains in full working order. U3A has classes and groups learning and indulging in "anything goes” talks: astronomy, book club, bowls, culture evenings, drama, discussion groups, mah jong, music appreciation, Scrabble, philosophy and more.

There is an activity most weekdays. Come to the monthly meeting (U3A business, tea and gossip and a guest speaker) on the third Friday of each month from 10am in the community centre, John St, Yeppoon, to see what U3A can offer you for a $12 annual subscription. Inquiries 0427517796.

Trefoil Guild

KEPPEL Coast Trefoil Guild is inviting members of the community who've been a girl guide or been involved in guiding, or women looking for fun, fellowship and food, to come along. They meet on the first Wednesday of the month. Phone 0438392783.


THE Probus Club of Yeppoon offers a chance for retirees to meet and make friends. Guest speakers cover a range of interesting topics. Meetings are on the first Thursday of each month at Keppel Bay Sailing Club, 10am-noon. Phone Norm Timms 49397962 or Bob Clegg 0418523909.

Card making

CARD-making classes at QCWA hall, Hill St, Emu Park, Thursdays at 9am.

Bushwalking group

CAPRICORNIA Bushwalkers has a program of weekly walks in the Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast region. If you enjoy the bush and enjoy walking, visit the club's website today at

Play croquet

ASSOCIATION croquet, ricochet and golf croquet are played every Wednesday and Saturday, 8-11am, at 24 Bowls St, Yeppoon. For more information, phone George 49392216 or email

Emu Park Art Gallery

IF YOU'RE looking to see quality artworks by local artists, visit Emu Park Art Gallery. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm. Entry is free. For details of all upcoming workshops, phone Barb on 0407640711.

Cooee Bay yoga

YOGA is held on Mondays 9.30-11am with Ray and 6-7.30pm with Lee-ann. All welcome to come and enjoy. Inquiries 0429391836.

Cooee Bay activities

WEDNESDAY junior rugby union training 3.30pm; daily tennis court hire available day or night, seven days a week. Hall or venue hire. Inquiries 0429391836.

Patchwork group

HEAD along to Emu Park CWA's Hill Street hall on Tuesdays at 9am for patchwork group and morning tea. On Thursday from 9am there are two activities, with craft women bringing projects, ideas. Phone 49387536.

Lapidary club

HAVE you retired or are you a family with children older than 10 years and looking for something to do together? The club is equipped with modern machinery for all interests in lapidary art and the group is friendly, with qualified people to help you. Located at Gus Moore Pavilion at the showgrounds, it is open Saturdays and Tuesdays, 9am-noon. Inquiries to John Steyn on 49391556 or Peter Fritschi on 49392468.

Swim with Sharks

YEPPOON Sharks Swimming Club meets Fridays at Yeppoon Aquatic Centre, Yeppoon. New members welcome. Email yeppoonsharks@

Art on display

THE Paint Pot Gallery offers a wonderful array of arts and crafts all done by local artists. Open daily in Anzac Pde, Yeppoon.

Scrapbookers meet

DRIFTWOOD Motel and Holiday Units holds a scrapbooking get-together for like-minded scrapbook and paper craft fans on Saturdays from noon-2pm. Phone 0424983006.

Free tai chi

FREE tai chi classes for beginners and advanced, offering popular Beijing 10 and 24 forms for health and relaxation, together with qigong exercises suitable for all adults.

  • Kemp Beach: (picnic area) Tuesday morning, 7-9am, beginners 8am.
  • Emu Park: Thursday 7-9am at mornings Bell Park, beginners 8am.
  • Yeppoon: Yeppoon Community Development Centre, John Street Room B (first floor) next to library. Wednesday 5.30-6.30pm beginners and advanced. Hand form and qigong only. Sunday 7-9am (beginners 8am).

Phone 49396094 or email or visit

Social art group

DO YOU like to paint and draw using oils, acrylics, watercolours and pencil? Bring your materials to the community centre, John St, Yeppoon, 1-4pm Thursdays in Room B. Cost $3. Afternoon tea and coffee provided. Phone 49133840.

Seniors' broadband

THE Broadband for Seniors kiosk is at the Emu Park School of Arts building on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am-4pm. People who want to participate must first go to Emu Park Museum to contact the on-duty tutor.

Yeppoon Men's Shed

OPEN Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am-1pm, Yeppoon Men's Shed welcomes new members. The shed is at the Yeppoon PCYC complex in Matthew Flinders Dr, Yeppoon, next to Cooee Bay Sports Complex. Phone 0474492625 or visit

Mining women support

MINING Women's Support Group meets in Yeppoon every Thursday. Details on the group's Facebook page or phone 0437270676.

Mallet Sports Club

NEW members are welcome at the Capricorn Coast Mallet Sports Club at 24 Bowls St, Yeppoon. Coaching and equipment are available in all four disciplines of association croquet, golf croquet, ricochet and gate ball, so come along on Wednesday or Saturday morning.


SAILABILITY Capricornia runs on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Causeway Lake, southside. Sailability provides a sailing experience for disabled and disadvantaged people, starting 9.30am. For more, phone 0400742053 or 0437204333. Visit www.sailability

Join Grow

FOR people struggling with life's challenges, relationship breakdown, depression, anxiety, isolation, grief or diagnosed mental disorder. Grow is based on the learnings of those who have been there and come through to a better life. They meet Wednesdays 6.30pm at the community centre, John St. Phone 0408577403.

Embroiderers Guild

THE Embroiderers Guild offers classes and friendship every Tuesday and Saturday at the Yeppoon Showgrounds canteen. Tuesdays from 9am-4pm, Saturdays 1-4pm.

PFLAG Capricornia

PARENTS and Friends of Lesbians and Gays offers support and information. The group meets at Relationships Australia Rockhampton. Phone 0423504421 for more information.

Sit in Stillness

Held every Friday 6-6.30am at the Singing Ship. Free to join in and everyone is welcome. Take the time to recharge with Liz Hansen Serenity Meditation & Yoga. Phone 0448822277 for more information.

Coastal Gardeners

THE Coastal Gardeners meet third Tuesday of each month from 2-4.30pm. Phone Betty 49394662. No joining fee, no executive. $2 collection for Christmas party. Raffle for annual bus trip around nurseries.

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